Nouveau Nicoise

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This quick, easy remake of the Provencal standard turns a couple of cans of tuna into a main-course salad that's just waiting for a glass of crisp Chardonnay.

Nouveau Nicoise
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • 8 cups water

  • 8 ounces green beans, trimmed and halved

  • 8 small red potatoes

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/4 cup minced shallots

  • 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 6 cups mixed salad greens

  • 2 6-ounce cans chunk light tuna, drained

  • 12 Nicoise or Kalamata olives

Directions
  1. Cook green beans, potatoes and eggs; dry, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

  2. 4 servings, generous 2 cups each

  3. Bring water to a boil in a 3- to 4-quart saucepan. Add green beans and cook until just tender and bright green, 1 to 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beans to a colander, rinse under cold water and set aside in a large bowl. Carefully place potatoes and eggs into the boiling water. Cook the eggs until hard, 12 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the eggs to the colander, rinse under cold water until cool and set aside. Continue cooking the potatoes until fork-tender, 3 minutes more. Drain the potatoes; rinse under cold water until cool enough to handle.

  4. Meanwhile, combine shallots, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in oil.

  5. Cut the potatoes into quarters or eighths, depending on their size. Add to the bowl with the beans. Add greens, tuna and the dressing. Toss well. Peel the eggs and cut into wedges. Divide the salad among 4 plates. Top with egg wedges and olives. Serve immediately.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
431
Carbohydrates
38g
Fat
16g
Saturated Fat
3g
Monounsaturated Fat
11g
Protein
33g
Cholesterol
159mg
Dietary Fiber
6g
Potassium
1144mg
Sodium
552mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
2 starch
2 vegetable
3 very lean meat
3 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
2
Vitamin C (90% daily value)
Potassium (33% dv)
Vitamin A (30% dv)
Folate (26% dv)
Iron (15% dv).

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